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Nintendo dominates Japanese sales this week with 9 3DS games & Pikmin 3

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Media Create has released their weekly sales numbers for Japan, with a bit of a surprising turn out. Absolutely all of the top 10 games this week are from Nintendo, with nine of them being 3DS games and the last being Pikmin 3 for Wii U.

Console sales are still dominated by the 3DS and 3DS XL versions, but the Wii U saw an upturn this week which is always nice to see.

  • [3DS] Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life
  • [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
  • [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life
  • [3DS] One Piece: Romance Dawn
  • [3DS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies
  • [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
  • [3DS] Yokai Watch
  • [Wii U] Pikmin 3
  • [3DS] Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
  • 3DS LL – 47,005 (38,822)
  • 3DS – 23,992 (18,949)
  • PlayStation Vita – 19,363 (17,639)
  • PlayStation 3 – 14,331 (12,228)
  • Wii U – 12,047 (9,950)
  • PSP – 7,616 (6,303)
  • Wii – 1,772 (1,373)
  • Xbox 360 – 322 (275)

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  • RazzFox

    i dare say the wiiu starting come around

    • LoZ4life98

      Just goes to show software sells hardware.

  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    Not too shabby at all. Anyone who says Nintendo is going software only has absolutely no idea what they’re talking about. These numbers prove that they are alive and very strong!

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Of relevance there is only software on that list. The Wii U sales is still horrible. So how your comment relates to this chart is beyond understanding.

      Edit: And yes, there are handhelds there. But no one ever said that Nintendo doesnt make great handhelds. The critique goes on Wii U. And there the sales is still horrible.

      • Arthur Jarret

        That’s some yoda-grade grammar there, so it must be true ^_^

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Welcome you are. Thankful I am.

      • Baum 「ツリー」

        You have to remember, that this is just for 1 week. And Japan is relatively small

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Yes of course I know that. But the chart does not show what Zorpix here implies. Thats my point.

          • Baum 「ツリー」

            hmm…I think I could agree with you, but I still think, that the sales seem to be okay right now. (correct me if necessary, I don’t know too much about those things. It’s just how I feel atm)

            I called it “horrible sales” a while ago, when the Shops started cutting Prices and had way too much consoles on stock without them being able to sell them ;)

          • Magnus Eriksson

            I just copy-pasta from another post I vrote:

            “Wii U – 12,047 a week = 50000 a month. 12*50000 = 600000 sold in Japan. To Europe the numbers would statistically be the same, and about one third more in US. Thats 600000+600000+900000=2.1M Worldwide in a year. Thats around 5.5M in total. and thats the same number as their first financial forecast was after release. Only 1.5 years later. Thats way too low to justify the life of this product.”

            In this speed it will only (at best) have sold about 22M by the end of its lifetime. That IS horrible numbers. Its a total fiasco in Nintendo perspective. Do you really think we will se some costly projects on a console with only 22M users? And yes, thats approximatley what GCN sold. But its a huge difference. Games today are much more costly to produce in HD. That means there wont be a Zelda HD, there wont be a Metroid HD. There will only be remakes at its best, and at its worst they’ll pull the plug.

            But remeber I said AT BEST. 5.5M in 1.5 year includes an ok launch. With the numbers of thisweek as base Wii U would fare even worse. 2.2M * 6 years = 13.1M. That is really sucky numbers. To be successful Wii U should sell AT LEAST 75M. That is probably not going to happen, and it seems like N. is realizing this.

          • ScrewAttack

            Micheal Pachter mark II everybody! Ignore ALL the variables!

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Why are you trolling? This has nothing to do with Pachter. This has only to do wit the numbers we have today.

          • ScrewAttack

            I’m not trolling, I just want to make it perfectly clear what a load of garbage your numbers are. Forecasts are never as simple as what you’ve tried, never. So touting them as if they’re the coming doom of the Wii U? I’m tired of reading all your anti- Wii U BS so I’m not going to just stand aside and let you boast them as if they were fact.

            EDIT: In case you still don’t get the reference- YOU are Pachter mark II. Know very little of what you’re talking about, but still going on as if you’re an authority on the topic.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Yawn… you trolls must always come with ad hominem bullshit when you are unable to use math and logic. Quite boring actually.

          • ScrewAttack

            You’re both a hilarious and terrible troll yourself! No rebuttal? Because you have nothing smart to say in response, best leap to insults and hand waving! Yeah, you go sit over there with your BS maths and leave everyone to enjoy their console. You don’t stand a chance with an astrophyiscs graduate. Your inability to comprehend even the most basic of statistical modelling amuses me. So you’ve created a base system with bare-bones assumptions, and you consider that good enough to predict the future with? You’re worse than the MET office, and even their complex meteorological calculations can’t predict the weather accurately a week in advance. What hopes do you have to accurately predict the week to week, month to month, year to year sales of a home console, with all the interdependencies between different business sectors that are involved?

            EDIT: You’re also a hypocrite to top it all off! No ad hominem BS eh? Thick people feel the need to use less common terminology in conversation, as if fancier words will hide their intellectual inadequacies.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Dislike being confronting with the truth? Thats how I read that downvote.

          • ScrewAttack

            The downvote is for fun, but I guess you’ve got no rebuttal yet again so you’re going to ignore it right? :) What a waste of bandwidth your posts are.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Ok, to give you the benefit of the doubt. We can use YET another example.

            Keep in mind:

            “Wii U – 12,047 a week = 50000 a month. 12*50000 = 600000 sold in Japan. To Europe the numbers would statistically be the same, and about one third more in US. Thats 600000+600000+900000=2.1M Worldwide in a year. Thats around 5.5M in total. and thats the same number as their first financial forecast was after release. Only 1.5 years later. Thats way too low to justify the life of this product.”

            This is the generous numbers remember, Im not going to cut in the total. By the way I was VERY generous in the European part where I gave it equal sales as Japan. Thats not true, and thats goes for US too. I used the BEST selling region as a base.

            But 5.5 is one and a half year. So Ill cut half of the 2.1 in two to get the half year. Thats 1.05M. 5.5-1.05=4.45. Compare that to Gamecube sold in the first year. GCN sold 4.7 in a year. Hows that for a prediction mr. Troll? Wii U: 4.45 and GCN: 4.7.

          • ScrewAttack

            Still totally irrelevant and unreliable, because you’ve entirely missed the point. You CAN’T accurately predict sales over any extended period of time because it involves economics and popular trends and several other wonky indeterminate variables that makes looking for other planets look like a doddle. You can’t make reliable, accurate predictions for dynamic systems. So stop trying to look smart and doom-say, I am damn sick and tired of reading your shit.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Yeah thats true. The economic situation in the world isnt good today as it was back in the GCN days. I should take that into consideration. Then Wii U will probably sell way less.

            Edit: And of course I dont care how you feel about me writing here. Go see a shrink if that bothers you that much. :)

          • ScrewAttack

            It’s not your general writing, I just don’t care for your near-constant doom-saying. Especially when it’s unfounded. The internet is full of that already, it’d be nice to be able to come to website dedicated to the console and not have to read that tripe. Maybe you need to see a shrink for attention seeking ;)

            Making any of your predictions is pointless and a waste of time, you won’t predict what’s going to happen and you’ll just become more hated for constantly spamming about it. Just wait and see what happens like everyone else. I have to wonder why you even own a Wii U if it’s such a sick puppy in your eyes.

            NB: I have to mention this, you already made the complete wrong assumption about the difference in economic stability. If the console is selling like this during a recession and game drought, how will it sell worse as the climate improves and all these great titles start pouring out? Think.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Come on, we started off with the wrong foot here. Lets be nice to each others, ok? It was wrong of me to say that you needed to see a shrink. You wont probably need this, and I dont know you.

            Of course its not possible to predict the future in economics. But Im not doing that either. Im just using the numbers that are available today. And if those are the premiss, than the conclusion must be something like what I said. Im not sayin that it WILL happen this way. Im just saying that IF those number is a guideline to Nintendos future, then it doesnt look very bright. Ok? (IF, and only IF)>(THEN). Of course you are right that there are factors we dont know of. Maybe Sony and MS will have huge hardware and software problems that makes them totally unattractive? Maybe there will be another financial crisis? A lot of things could happen. But given THOSE numbers we have today, and the trend is reflected in the first year of GCN, and Wii and even 3DS. Then Wii U MIGHT be in big trouble. Ok? You can agree on that at least

          • ScrewAttack

            ha yeah okay, truce :) All I’m saying is, those numbers aren’t worth your time working out and you’re better off seeing what happens like everyone else. I can agree that based on those numbers things might look bad, but I fundamentally disagree with the numbers and don’t really indulge in hypotheticals anyway. Hypothetically, anything could happen. The console could become sentient and enslave humanity, Mario the face of our beloved overlord, but then there’s not much sense in considering anything so daft because what are the odds?
            Wait and see, that’s the approach every man (and woman) should take.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Yeah, maybe we dont disagree on case at all then. Just disagreeing on formulations. Thats not that bad ;)

      • bizzy gie

        He never brought up Wii U.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Read what I said again my friend

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        they are making enough money to not go software only was my point

      • Kriffix

        “No one ever said Nintendo didn’t make great handhelds”!?
        So where were you when the 3DS was being flamed by every site, newspaper and retail store!?
        Now look, they all have to eat their words. Or at least that’s what they should be doing, the sad truth is they get off the hook with no consequences since everyone is always so quick to forget how sites etc bashed the 3DS in its early days and called it dead on arrival.
        I really want someone to make a name and shame compilation of these sites and developers who have conveniently changed their tone now that the 3DS is doing well. Some of the stuff being said was almost like they were being payed to do it.

    • RoboticLink

      I know!! Nintendo always has a few tricks up their sleeves

      When the 3ds was selling badly, the Wii supported it. Now that the Wii U is doing badly, the 3ds is supporting it, and when the Wii U starts selling well, then Nintendo will be making big bucks

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Really? When did the 3DS come out on the market? How many games did Nintendo release on Wii then?

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Dislike being confronting with the truth? Thats how I read that downvote.

      • Arthur Jarret

        … unless they have another handheld out by then

  • Tokimar

    I personally think that pikmin 3 should be higher up in the top 10

  • RoboticLink

    The Nintendomination has begun!!!

    Again!

    • Mario

      Nintendo is dominating the sales in Japan!

    • Selena Gomez

      They had begun since a long time already, since Nintendo became a toy/card company :P

      • cement

        shut up gomez!!!

      • Ducked

        Your the reason Disney went to the ground

      • everyone

        Did you give Bieber his diaper bag back when you broke up?

        • Selena Gomez

          Wouldn’t you break up with your friend/girlfriend if she/he would have a one night stand with a sl#%t?

      • 00EpicGamer00

        Umm…ma’am? I think you got things a little mixed up. Nintendo STARTED as a toy/card company. Them, Mr. Miyamoto rushed in and changed Nintendo into a video game company. Get your facts straight!

        • kevin nun—-

          I think she meant Nintendo dominated way back from the start. IDK why all the downvotes..

          • Mason742

            Cause its Selena Gomez

          • greengecko007

            Because of the ignorance level on this site.

          • 00EpicGamer00

            Ohhh I see now. It’s just the way she worded it. She made it sound like Nintendo is like a toy/card company NOW (you know, just making fun of Nintendo.) But, I see what she meant. Though, instead of saying “became”, she SHOULD of said “started” or something like that.

          • Lusunup

            cause apparently she’s selena gomez….shows how people judge other blindlessly by names.

    • Guest

      Sorry everyone. I’ve never posted one of these and I couldn’t resist. Side Note: YAY! GOOD NEWS FOR NINTENDO! NINTENDO FANS REJOICE!

  • Albert Lucero Jr

    Did you see what Pikmin 3′s sales were for the U.S. for August 10th? Pikmin 3 sales were 114,828 for its first week :) Also sales for the Wii U during that same time span were 17,962.

    http://www.vgchartz.com/

    Those sales will gain more momentum when more games are released.

    • Martijn Plasmans

      Also, Wonderful 101, Splinter Cell, Giana Sisters & STreet fighter are all adding to the Wii U game library. Making the console more attractive by the day.

    • Michael DeVore

      And that’s only retail sales. Only Nintendo knows the digital take at the moment.

      • Elem187

        Yeah, and Nintendo also had a promotion with Gamestop to sell early download codes for Pikmin 3 for preordering…. so how would we know how many people took advantage of that? I did, and I saw lots of people in Miiverse posting Pikmin 3 photos along side of me.

  • Arthur Jarret

    EUROPEAN E-SHOP UPDATE TIME for 22-08-2013

    Because, you know, someone needs to do it:

    Nintendo Wii U eShop

    Retail downloads:

    - The Wonderful 101 – €49.99
    - Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist – €69.99

    Eshop download:
    Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – €14.99

    Virtual console:

    Street Fighter Offer: Buy two of the following Street Fighter Virtual Console titles, get one free (until 29th August):

    Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers – €7.99 (£5.49)
    Street Fighter II: The World Warrior – €7.99 (£5.49)
    Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting – €7.99 (£5.49)

    Nintendo 3DS eShop

    E-shop downloads:
    Cut The Rope – €4.99
    Funfair Party Games – €14.99 – until 5th September
    ARC STYLE: Football 3D – €4.99
    FISH ON 3D – €8.99
    Carps & Dragons – €4.99
    Boulder Dash-XL 3D – €4.99

    Virtual console:

    Solomon’s Key (VC/NES) – €3.99

    DSi-Ware:
    Quick Fill Q – 200 Points

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Will get SFII*3. Giana Sisters and of course W101.

      • Arthur Jarret

        I’ll take the wii update option on one of the streetfighters, Giana sisters and W101 on a shiny disc… I’m saving to get a huge vault for my discs to be able to go all Scrooge McDuck on ‘em.

        I wish 3DS had less titles, more quality – though, even though I haven’t checked out any games from the list, the titles don’t inspire confidence.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Yeah, Ill get them on disc too. Ive already got two of three Street fighter II, so Ill just transfer them and get the third one. Great games for nostalgic trips with friends over a beer or two.

          • Arthur Jarret

            Or three, or four… like with a game of worms armageddon (original pc version) – we often use street fighter as a drinking game (at a party, whenever hadouken is heard – with a small group: high damage modifier + loser drinks.)

      • Sonic the Hedgehog

        Don’t forget me! I’ll top the charts soon…

        • Arthur Jarret

          You will be squeezed inside my mailbox soon enough, little hedgehog.

          But remember that Quik is a rabbit that is faster than any hedgehog. We’d rather be playing a sequel from him.

    • Wayne Beck

      Really really wanna buy Splinter Cell, but I have to pay my Student Loan this week. =(

      • ScrewAttack

        I’m still waiting to hear back about my student loan, only then can I afford to buy a new title :( Splinter Cell and Resident Evil (at last) for me! I found the latter for £20 so definitely the right time to buy.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Student loan eh? So what are you studying? You should buy books for the money, not games. :)

          • ScrewAttack

            hehe well while it might seem a good idea, the books are pretty costly. It’d cost upwards of £300 for the three books recommended to us thus far, and there’s more to come. I’ve got digital copies of most of those said first three books on my laptop which was far cheaper to sort, and anything else I need I plan to just borrow on long-term loan from the University library. Save a lot of money this way! Money I can pump into this wonderful hobby instead.

            I’m doing my second Masters degree (first post-grad) in Nuclear physics and engineering. Should be a cushy, well-paid job waiting at the end for me as a nuclear safety inspector! If I don’t go into weapons that is. There’s a lot of choice careers-wise, I’m still undecided which way to take it.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Sounds like you made an excellent choice in education there. We will probably be more dependent on nuclear energy in the years to come as the oil crisis will come. Second master? Whats your first master? (this sounds like a different study system than we have here in Norway). And where are you from?

          • ScrewAttack

            I’m lucky enough to not only have a knack for the science, but to really quite enjoy it too. I like how things are usually different every day, always in-depth, always interesting. Except for quantum mechanics, that’s just straight-up bullshit lol But yeah, I’ll definitely be benefit from it for a long time to come! It’s just as well really. I took a year out this year to earn a little money and taken a break from all the work, worked in retail and fecking HATED it. Monotonous. The people you have to deal with. A management team that don’t know their head from their arse. I’ll be glad to be back in the lab.

            Nuclear fission will be big for a long while though not our only major source, not now they’re drilling for shale gas (terrible stuff). Eventually it’ll all move over to fusion power (once the ITER is France is optimal), but I can easily transition especially as fusion is my main interest.
            My first master, my undergraduate one, is in astrophysics. Ties in quite nicely with nuclear, so I’m sure I’ll be doing a fair bit of the same stuff again this year. Most do a bachelors degree, but I had more interest in the masters and it cost me no extra so I figured why not! Extra year out of work!

            And, to round off my latest lengthy ramble, I’m English!

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Im really jelous of the path you have taken. You sure study interesting stuff. Me my self took a quite different path, although I took some science studies too. Not on your level of course. Im currently working as a teacher and finishing my second masters degree in political history (history of ideas). From before I have one in Classics. But I studied a lot of different things ranging from litterature, philosophy of science to economics and latin. Got a BA in philosophy, BA in Ancient Culture, one in Comparative Litterature and so on. Exciting stuff, but not exactly work material. :P

          • ScrewAttack

            Wouldn’t trade it for anything! The work is always rewarding, and the downtime is excellent. Apparently physics students a pretty heavy drinkers :p lol isn’t that always the problem! My astro degree wasn’t particularly marketable, so it’s a good thing my main reason for doing it was interest. This nuke one will serve me a lot better. Urgh politics :p I had a mate who studied politics, not a subject I could do well in lol
            If nothing else, it’s a good learning experience and sure prepares you for the real world!

      • Arthur Jarret

        That’s a shame…

        I still have to pay taxes, get a b-day present for my sis… (something like an airplane-flying course) kingdom hearts HD and GTA 5 are coming soon too, there are two tales of… games in stores that I don’t own (Graces and Xillia) and I’m almost three games behind on my layton collection…

        No-one ever told me life would be so hard!

        Well, I’ll have to make do with only W101 and an eshop card for my weekly wii u purchase then.

    • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

      ooh, twisted dreams is out? I have to pick it up. Have it for steam but my bloody computer can’t run it

      • Arthur Jarret

        Just one more day of waiting… thursday is the update day (for eu)

        I played the demo on ps3, and it’s a beautiful game – seemed a bit boring, but the reviews of the full version show otherwise.

        • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

          from what I played on steam, it’s pretty fun. 15 is a biiit steep, but I like to support indie devs :)

    • Baum 「ツリー」

      Guess it’s not too important, but you forgot that snail thing

      • Arthur Jarret

        That snail thing??? You mean Turbo: Super stunt squad – which has received a miiverse page for some time now?

        I think that will be released on 3 Oktober in europe – so it’s still 1,5 months away.

        • Baum 「ツリー」

          That’s odd…I’m sure it said August 22nd when I looked earlier today :/

          Guess I misread something, sry ^^

  • skapunx

    oh wait i thought nintendo was doomed,i guess doomed means the 3ds is still printing money and theres a wii u game in the top 10 even though the wii u is still not selling well….

  • Clel

    Victory dance!

    • $63955329

      ok LOL

  • SonicLucario

    Well this is nice to see, Once the good games come out the WiiU will be just fine

  • The Clockwork Being

    I just love how both the 3DS AND the 3DS XL are outselling the Vita. And the numbers for the Wii U are still growing. At the risk of sounding like Orto i’d say:

    ”The Nintendo Domination has begone. Harbinger of the Nintendo hate should go hide in caves because that is where trolls should be. Arise my brethren we will crush those evil trolls and install Nintendo domination at its rightful place.” (Waiting for a troll to call this paragraph propaganda and call me a preacher of propaganda).

    Edit: I challenge Nintendo to outsell itself. Meaning the 3DS outsells the DS. If that would happen i’d actually be really happy

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Well… would you say the same thing about PSP too? Relatively it does as good as Wii U, or slightly better, this week compared to last. With low sales like this Nintendo will pull the plug within a year.

      Wii U – 12,047 a week = 50000 a month. 12*50000 = 600000 sold in Japan. To Europe the numbers would statistically be the same, and about one third more in US. Thats 600000+600000+900000=2.1M Worldwide in a year. Thats around 5.5M in total. and thats the same number as their first financial forecast was after release. Only 1.5 years later. Thats way too low to justify the life of this product.

      • ScrewAttack

        Except the Wii U is just coming out of its launch growing pains whilst the PSP has been on life support for….how many years? World of difference.

        It’s all well and good trying to extrapolate end-year figures based on previous data except, again, the console is making a transition from a very quiet period to what will be a very busy one. In short- you might as well predict the weather, your results will be as accurate.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          It hasnt come out of anything:

          “Wii U – 12,047 a week = 50000 a month. 12*50000 = 600000 sold in Japan. To Europe the numbers would statistically be the same, and about one third more in US. Thats 600000+600000+900000=2.1M Worldwide in a year. Thats around 5.5M in total. and thats the same number as their first financial forecast was after release. Only 1.5 years later. Thats way too low to justify the life of this product.”

          In this speed it will only (at best) have sold about 22M by the end of its lifetime. That IS horrible numbers. Its a total fiasco in Nintendo perspective. Do you really think we will se some costly projects on a console with only 22M users? And yes, thats approximatley what GCN sold. But its a huge difference. Games today are much more costly to produce in HD. That means there wont be a Zelda HD, there wont be a Metroid HD. There will only be remakes at its best, and at its worst they’ll pull the plug.

          • ScrewAttack

            Maybe you missed my point about the weather- previous data doesn’t really stack up against future predictions, especially long term ones. You might as well be plucking numbers out of thin air for all the reliability attached to them. Of course it’s no secret that you enjoy a bit of Wii U bashing, so I expect no less than you to continue throwing those numbers at me as if they actually mean anything. Let me offer some of my own; 1+1= potato. That means half life 3 is coming!! That prediction has as much weight as yours.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Ridiculous

          • ScrewAttack

            That’s exactly what I thought when I read your made-up mathematics. You can claim to predict the future all you like, doesn’t make any of the numbers you pull out of you arse any more likely to happen.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            You only call it made up because you dont like it. But math is math. Its not there to make you happy, its there for counting.

          • ScrewAttack

            Maths is maths, and your maths stinks. Your secondary school level mathematics isn’t going to cut it when it comes to dealing with dynamic systems. You’re plain wrong and you know it, you just hoped nobody would know enough about the subject to tell you to sit down and shut up.

            So I recommend you go do just that.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Sooooo… lets talk about school. Are you taking some class in postmodern philosophy or something? Truth is a relative subjective concept and the like?

          • ScrewAttack

            lol no, all my free electives were taken up by plasma physics. It’s not truth as a relative subject that’s the topic here anyway, it’s the validity and reliability of extrapolated data based on a somewhat volatile subject matter.

            Though on a different topic, some truths are subjective. The whole good/evil debate and all that.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            The very concept of truth is that its not subjective. The subjectivity you talk about here is a matter of taste. But I see what you mean.

          • ScrewAttack

            All it takes is a point of view! :)

          • Arthur Jarret

            But… half life 3 IS coming… everytime someone says it isn’t – an aperture science test subject dies!

            Some things are inevitable. This includes DLC costumes on ultra street fighter 4, another Halo game on Xbox 1, an official starcraft-themed MMO, DLC for pikmin 3 and half-life 3

          • ScrewAttack

            I certainly hope so! Keep meaning to play 2 all the way through again, but like any lengthy adventure it’s getting the time to sit down and really enjoy it. I’m getting to do that at last with Starcraft 2 though, so the day is definitely coming :D

          • Shaise

            No, in 2015 theres an entirelt new Zelda game coming for Wii U. Not to mention the upcoming library of games. Pikmin 3 is just the start, see those sale numbers, I can list the upcoming library too if you want ( you must know anyway )

      • Yoboyjohn

        With the way sonys going,they’ll pull the plug in a few years

  • sdmac200600

    Now if the Wii U was selling better than the vita then It would be total Nintendomination however it is so it’s just regular Nintendomination :)

  • Ryushi

    Can I just say there’s a typo? I don’t think it was supposed to say 3DS LL

    • Zuxs13

      no its called the 3DS LL in Japan not the XL

  • Ducked

    What in the world is Disney castle?

    • Clel

      You should know, of all people!

      • Ducked

        Lol true.

        Well I just searched it.

        It’s a Japan exclusive title, made by Namco. They even have a 3DS LL version of it. Looks interesting…

        • $63955329

          really? and yet I actually thought It was a world of kingdom hearts 2

          • Ducked

            Lol

          • $63955329

            yeah I had a bit of confusion when it said “Disney magic castle” then it made me think of KH2

  • Brandon Gardner

    Does anyone know how Pikman 3 did in North America sales?

    • Elem187

      We wont know until September numbers come out…. and even then, it will only show retail boxed copies sold. Download numbers wont be visible… and Nintendo had a promotion with Gamestop to sell download codes early, so we really wont know how many people went the download route.

      • Fred

        Except that since those were sold through Gamestop they might be in the numbers.

    • Saul Strange

      Retail (boxed) copies are currently at over 110,000 units and it’s No. 1 in the US software charts for the week ending 10th August. Seems to be doing well :-)

      The full software sales will come a few weeks later and include eShop downloads.

      Source: VGChartz

  • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

    the wii 1 is in the map all this year.

  • Linskarmo

    The 360 doesn’t look very popular there.
    I’m glad the 3DS is selling so well. Hopefully the Wii U situation will end up like the 3DS’s. :D

    • Shaise

      Thats what I was thinking, it seems Nintendo & Sony being the Japanese ones there, sell better, is it that American games on Xbox do not interest Japanese audiences?

  • David Tims

    Great news, I only want wii U sales to pick up so people will shut up about it

    • Elem187

      Yeah, the negative news is really getting annoying… I mean seriously, Nintendo is already aware of the poor sales and they have a game plan for this holiday season and beyond, its not like they can do anything about the sales at the drop of a hat, right this instance.. turning the console around will take several months of releases, they have more exclusives releasing for the console this holiday season than Sony and Microsoft combined. They will be fine.

      I see some of the stupidest posts regarding the Wii U. Stuff like
      “Nintendo isn’t selling any Wii U’s, if I was Nintendo I would release big games” well they already announced more exclusives than any other console coming on the market, so why are you going to keep on with this “advice” when you already know Nintendo has big plans for the next 12 months.

      “Nintendo needs to market the thing” … no sh** sherlock, but they can’t do any marketing until they have a slew of games already released AND just about to release.

      It is seriously getting annoying that we have all these arm chair CEO’s who think they know whats best who say “Nintendo’s fault for not making a new metroid or f-zero, Donkey Kong and 3D Mario wont be enough” …. even though F-zero and metroid sold less than a half a million in their last outing compared to the multi-million copy DK and 3D Mario games…. As much as I rather have a new metroid, even I know its a niche game that wont move any consoles, so its really stupid to hear things like this.

      If the Wii U is still selling like poop after Spring 2014, then we can put it in the dead console category along with the Vita. There is no need to sell gangbusters in its first year on the market, its actually better for the console to go through its growing pains while its selling low, and gradually pick up in sales at the same time they are ironing out issues with the system. If anyone thinks the PS4 and xBone wont have a buttload of issues of their own, they are completely clueless, no console in the last decade has had a flawless first year.

      The Wii U will be fine, in fact it might sell more units than PS4/xBone this xMas, because new consoles always have supply issues and are unavailable around Christmas time, and the Wii U probably has a massive stockpile of Wii U’s built up ready to go at a moments notice.

      /rant mode off

      • Shaise

        Yeah, & its aimed at a range of audiences, SOME people say, no hardcore games or, no mature, well incorrect, there is Bayonetta 2, X monolith, which are mature & look hardcore enough, only on Wii U, Nintendo has a good library upcoming this year & the next!

        • Elem187

          What is mature anyways? COD? Halo? Gears?
          everytime I played one of those titles online its a bunch of 12 year olds screaming into the microphone about decapitating my mother and deficating down her throat… is that mature?
          I define franchises like Fire Emblem, Metroid, Xenoblade, Pandora’s Tower, Last Story as mature games. In fact i don’t think there is a single child in this world that plays those titles…..

          Until someone can point out a “mature” title on another system that isn’t played by children (teens count as children), I will assume the playstation and xbox are more targeted towards children than even Nintendo.

  • nameucanthate

    Hey guys. I have a question I’ve wanted to ask for a while. What do you guys think would happen if Nintendo took a break from gaming for like, a year or so? They just stop all communication with the world. They would still develop games and manufacture consoles, but no releases or anything during that period. What do you guys think would happen to the rest of the industry? Just something I was thinking about, lol.

    • Rémi

      A compagny would not do that, since it’s a question of marketing. If they do, the compagny will not survive

      • nameucanthate

        You have to remember, Nintendo is loaded. Unlike their 2 rivals, they are not struggling in the slightest. Even if a console of theirs fails miserably, they can still hold out for a bit. Im pretty sure they can last a year without too much trouble. besides, they’ll still be developing games and whatnot. just not publicly. :)

        • Tails the Foxhound

          Yeah, but a year long radio silence would kill the faith in any company, and faith is more important than even money. If they did that, every single game they came out with that year had better be like the result of Ocarina of Time having sex with Metroid Prime and growing up to marry Shadow of the Colossus and living in Xenoblade Chronicles.

    • YogiGRB

      NO …. just .. no. They are here to stay, it’s like birds they just fly cause it’s there thing :-D

    • Elem187

      If they aren’t communicating with their fanbase, their fanbase turns into a bunch of spoiled children. So they need their ego stroked by Nintendo every month or so with news of games.
      You saw what happened when Nintendo went dark from November through December.. .the amount of negativity towards Nintendo was immense, so Nintendo scrambled a January direct of megaton proportions…… Negative news hurts sales, so Nintendo will always have to pop their head out to remind us they are still working on stuff because alot of their fanbase believes if Ninty isn’t talking, they aren’t developing (yeah I know its a childish look at the world, but we are talking about gamers here, they haven’t grown up for the most part)

  • Agent721

    That’s a 21% increase in Wii U sales, week over week. It’s a nice move up, but more is needed, considering its still being outsold by the PS3. More software should lead to even bigger bumps.

    • Jon

      well, when you think about it, the PS3 has a lot more to it than the Wii U. Most new consoles start out like this with the previous Gen sell better for a bit until the newer Gen actually get started and rolling.

  • Skunk

    That’s cool and all but why in the world should we care about Japanese sales?

    • Mark

      Japan is a very important market in the world of gaming; in fact, Japan’s gaming market is healthiest out of the main three (N. America, Europe, and Japan). Japan is also a test market for certain games.

      • Fred

        Yes, a crappy test market. Weak sales in Japan are the reason the NOA didn’t want to give a Xenoblade. They were also the reason that NOA thought it wouldn’t sell well so they didn’t print enough copies. Therefore, Japan being used as a test market is at least part of the reason that I had to pay $80 for my copy.

        • Mark

          Well, there are a few games here and there that end up like that.

        • Kriffix

          Well as you suggest it’s not a method that will always work out perfectly, but generally speaking it’s a good example to go by.

          • Fred

            Is it? I don’t claim to be any kind of expert, just a guy that enjoys video games. So for the most part this strategy works even though Japanese people and Americans have different tastes in games?

          • Kriffix

            Well yes, in the sense that it is a market full of humans, and gives a better idea of how it may perform elsewhere than say, not having any precedent at all. If a Mario or a Pokémon title, for example, does well in Japan then it’s a fairly good indication it’ll do well elsewhere. Of course when it comes to indie, obscure or new IPs then the formula is less reliable, but generally, yes it’s better than nothing.

  • Moreck

    Woohoo!

  • everyone

    I wish the US could get One Piece on 3DS

    • Lusunup

      A one piece for wii u would be nice or naruto clash of ninjas 5 for wiiu

      • Tails the Foxhound

        Right, none of that Ninja Storm crap.

  • Squirrel09

    Ermagerd, Nintendo is doomed… gerd Xbox one is the true winner. merr, Nintendo should sell itself before they die out derp. (Honestly the trolls are running out of resources and I freaking love this news)

  • Ross Brocklesby

    Nintendo will bounce to glory. It’s only a matter of time. Look at the wii! The underdog always rises to the challenge!

  • Rob Lucci

    Well damn.

  • Adam Fox

    I find it sad and depressing the Vita outsold the Wii U :(

    • starwars360

      For now but we might mighty surprise by Christmas that Wii U climb up after Vita and maybe or not to beat PS4. We expect to see this Christmas in Japanese console sales: My guess

      3DS LL
      PS4
      3DS
      PS3
      Wii U
      PS Vita
      PSP
      Wii
      Xbox 360.

      I guess Wii U will jump over Vita in Christmas. I will big surprise if Wii U jump over PS3 and 3DS. But we hardly to know this Christmas. But the fact Wii U will doing so well this Christmas with Zelda: Wind Waker HD, Super Mario 3D World, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Sonic: Lost World, new Mario & Sonic sport game for Wii U, Wii U Fit, Wii U Party around the corner for Christmas releases while Pikmin 3 and The Wondeful 101 and other Wii U games possible grow bit more sales when lots of Wii U upcoming releases around Christmas. So we expect in Christmas there lots of games in retail shops and Wii U eShop for Wii U so Nintendo will be relieves when Wii U much more stronger sales improvements. :)

      Laughable Xbox One will not hits in Japan this Christmas which means Nintendo feel cheerful so Nintendo and Sony will against each other this Christmas sales while Microsoft will be watching Christmas sales in Japan. Lol

      I do look forward Xbox One this Christmas but also Wii U upcoming games. :)

      • Tails the Foxhound

        I’m not expecting the PS4 to take off, like at all, especially where Japan is considered. Did they even announce anything the Japanese traditionally buy for the launch window?

    • Kriffix

      Vita has more games right now, it’s not that surprising. Don’t worry, the Wii U is building its library bit by bit.
      Also, I know it’s tempting to compare home console and portable console sales, but really they’re two very different things. I think a lot of sony fansites started the trend of comparing the Wii U to the Vita in an attempt to make it look like it wasn’t doing so bad.

    • Michael Jurado

      vita is also a handheld, and everyone knows handhelds sell better than consoles

  • CChaplin

    Forget the top ten, look at the top twenty. Still mostly Nintendo-dominated, and Pikmin 2 even made the list!

  • leemass25

    pikmin is also no1 in the us aswell

  • Mochlum

    How is Pikmin 3 doing in NA? I haven’t heard much about it since it launched…

  • MujuraNoKamen

    Weird how 3DS LL (XL) is listed separately from the standard 3DS – Am I missing something, why? You don’t see Basic and Premium Wii Us listed separately.

    • 00EpicGamer00

      Because the regular 3DS and 3DS LL (or XL) are different sizes. The only difference with the Wiiu’s are the color, and space.

      And isn’t Nintendo discontinuing the Wii U basic set?

      • MujuraNoKamen

        I heard they were discontinuing the Basic set but I think it’s unconfirmed.
        Still doesn’t seem necessary to split the LL and standard 3DS figures IMO, thinking about but why not list separate figures for PS3 slims or Elite and Arcade 360 SKUs.

        • 00EpicGamer00

          Maybe they forgot to split them up? Or there was no point in splitting up the bigger consoles? Trying to think logically here xD.

    • Tails the Foxhound

      Yeah, I still don’t understand why Media Create does that. I’ve heard it’s because that’s how the companies do it, separating SKUs, but then like you said the don’t split up consoles like that. Further, Media Create is the only one that does that, Famitsu (for example) doesn’t.

  • Vialtoclef

    I know it’s good the sales are dominated by Nintendo games, but I just wish the Pikmin 3 game was higher on the list…

  • WellWisher

    Sales of all consoles are up despite the fact that not all had new software.

  • Tails the Foxhound

    The hell? A bunch of Playstation stuff was in the list last week and now they’re suddenly ghost. Very strange. I know Nintendo does a lot better on holidays (which last week was for Japan), but man oh man.

  • Thomas Fitzgibbon

    ….WOW!!!

  • Krzysztof

    BTW. Pikmin 3 is the best selling game in US this week.

  • Nelson Mendez

    Nintendo is the greatest game company in the world. That is what the Xbox and PS4 drones know and fear that is why they are all over the place attacking the Wii U like the flying monkeys of the Wizard of OZ, cause they know that when the Nintendo exclusives come out it will be all over for the PS4 and the Xbox one.

  • JBeauregard

    Thanks for making me a “Must-Buy” list, Wii U Daily! haha